How to Make Easter Story Stones, Plus a Free Printable Sequencing Activity!


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Somehow our kids have ended up with an inconveniently large rock collection since we moved to Colorado. Even the dullest rocks are treasured and I dare not suggest getting rid of them. I first saw the idea for Easter story stones on the family blog treuimage.com and thought that it would be a perfect way to put our rock collection to use. The stones were a huge hit with our kids and one of our favorite Bible crafts. We will definitely use them each year during Holy Week as a way to engage with the Easter stories as a family.

Easter Story Stones Activity Page

 

Holy Week Easter Story Stones Activity

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While the Easter story stones by themselves are great, I felt like I needed the corresponding story titles and scripture references to make it easier to teach the stories. I created a printable sequencing sheet and it made all the difference. Not only did it help me teach the stories to our kids, but it also helped our kids to visualize the order of events and see how the Bible stories were tied together.

Making Easter Story Stones

What You’ll Need

  • 8 stones, roughly the same size. Smooth floral rocks work well.
  • White oil-based paint marker (Found at most craft stores. I found mine at Walgreens.)
  • Printable Easter story sequencing page

Instructions

Using the paint marker, draw a picture on each stone to symbolize a part of the Easter story.

  • Palm Sunday: Leaf
  • Lord’s Supper: Cup and bread
  • Jesus praying in the Garden of Gathsemane: Praying hands
  • Jesus’ arrest: Ear
  • Jesus is mocked: Crown of thorns
  • Crucifixion: Cross
  • Burial: Tomb
  • Resurrection: Sun

Easter Story Stones

Starting with Palm Sunday, teach one of the stories of Easter each day of Holy Week. Use the sequencing sheet to review the stories and teach the order of events to your child. You can read the stories together, look up pictures in a children’s Bible, watch videos, and use other media to engage your child with the Easter story.

Easter Story Stones Activity Printable

Easter Story Stones Activity

 

Our kids took this activity and ran with it. Everyone got out their children’s Bibles and started looking up the stories, showing each other pictures, and talking about Jesus. For me it was one of those beautiful moments where I felt like I could tangibly see God at work in my children’s hearts. I was reminded that they are in His hands and that our efforts arenot in vain.

Easter Story Stones Kid

 

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